Samsung has extended its Android device range to include the new Samsung T9000 fridge, which can run calendar and weather apps, and integrates with the popular Evernote software.
The Samsung T9000 fridge comes with a large LCD display running the Android operating system. However, it cannot be used to install generic Android apps so you won’t be able to play Angry Birds on your fridge. However, it comes with a range of pre-installed apps that deliver useful services.
Perhaps the most interesting is the support for Evernote, the popular note taking and sharing app for iOS and Android. Evernote enables you to create notes, complete with web clips, photos, URLs, images, movies and so on, and sync them with any other device running Evernote. This, presumably, will now include your fridge.
Although the idea of smart fridges has seem somewhat pointless over the years, the idea of being able to create shopping lists from your fridge, and then read them on your mobile device does have its appeal. The fridge will also be able to display recipes that you’ve copied to Evernote. We presume that this will include Evernote users with iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.
The T9000 is a pretty high-class fridge to boot, it has four compartments: two for a fridge, and one for a freezer. The final compartment can be configured to act as either a fridge, or a freezer.
The T9000 is expected to launch in Spring and Samsung says it will cost somewhere in the region of US$4,000 (Australian pricing TBA).
This seems like rather a lot to spend on a fridge to us, perhaps a better option would be to use a regular fridge and an iPad or other Android console running Evernote. But technological change has to start somewhere, and maybe one day lower cost kitchen devices will also come with LCD displays.
Check out a working video of the new Samsung smart fridge below, courtesy of Macworld Autralia’s sister publication Macworld UK.